| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 129-141

THE KNOTS DECORATION IN THE ISLAMIC ARTS OF KHORASAN PROVINCE FROM THE 10TH TO THE 13TH G. CENTURIES

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361179

pages: 129-141

Authors:
Gaber, N.
Islamic Archaeology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt

Abstract:
This research paper aims to study a type of geometric decorations that prevailed in all Islamic arts in Iran and some regions of Central Asia, especially Khorasan Province, from the 10th to the 13th G centuries. Then, it spread through the Islamic world and was found in the Ayyubid and Mamluk arts in Egypt and the arts of Morocco and Andalusia. The paper also explores the reasons for the emergence, relation to place, and symbolism of this decoration at the time. It highlights the origin of this decoration. The arts of the eastern area of the Islamic World experienced the prevalence of geometric decorations, including all types of knots on their products. The present paper explores the "knot of good luck" with its various forms known as decorative items in the ancient era and many cultures. It discusses this decoration's several names and symbolism. It highlights the causes of using these knots in the Islamic arts of that period and corrects some misconceptions about the emergence of this knot.

Keywords:
Endless knot Ghurids Roman knot Khorasan Buddhist symbol

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